- Invitation to a pre-screened list of contractors
- Screening contractor information submitted
- Invitation for interview
- Rating and Selection
- Bid preparation and negotiation
(Because of the adversarial relationships promoted by the public bidding process and our conviction that the client is best served by a contractor/architect team, MBA strongly recommends the Selection / Negotiation method of contractor procurement. If this process is conducted early in the design stage, the contractor can participate and there by assist in meeting the budget.)
The early selection of a contractor is mandatory for LEED certification.